The month of May 13 had its share of Aha’s for Team and Leadership Excellence. An Aha is a term we use at Sensei to describe a new learning inspired by any event.
I was in Dhaka leading the team at Apollo Hospital during the first few days of the month after having returned from the amazing 2-week intensive leadership session in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. As I resumed my role, I realized how I started seeing new opportunities in every interaction as I was looking at things with new lenses after the leadership experience.
Aha: Every new learning experience changes our lenses; use the new lenses to make things better.
Then I returned to Colombo with a lot of excitement as I was going to meet my daughter who had just returned from the UK to do research for her Masters thesis. It was great seeing how she has matured in her thinking and there was so much I could learn from her too.
Aha: Be open to new learnings from everyone.
The next two days were the final 2 days of the 4 day ‘Mastery of Self through Neuro Linguistic Programming (MS-NLP) workshop for the public. It was great to hear the stories of the great breakthroughs in life all of them had during the 1-months intervening period. There was one participant who was not able to make the breakthrough in the first 2 days, but it was amazing to see him finally having his breakthrough on the final day during the ‘stretch’; a life changing exercises that tops up the inspiring 4 days.
Aha: Everyone will have the breakthrough they deserve, we need to give them time as people change at their pace, not our pace.
Then I travelled to Ho Chi Min City to do the final 2 days of the 4 day ‘Mastery of Self through Neuro Linguistic Programming (MS-NLP) workshop for fashion garments. Here too it was great to hear the stories of the great breakthroughs in life all of them had during the 1-months intervening period.
Aha: MS-NLP makes the same life changing impact on people irrespective of nationalities.
Then I went back to Dhaka to resume my leadership role at Apollo Hospital. The first activity was the annual general meeting and the board meeting of the hospital and it was a pleasant event to share achievements and plans for the hospital with the board. The events related to the international nurses week was really great and it helped us discover the passion and hidden talents of many. I was able to resolve a very sensitive issue in relation to a senior team member that was going on for some time and realized how important to use the ‘heart’ in resolving such matters.
Aha: special events help discover hidden gems.
Aha: The ‘heart’ plays a very important role in resolving sensitive issues.
During this period I conducted the first two days of MS-NLP in Dhaka. It was amazing to think that I got the opportunity to conduct MS-NLP in 3 cities in 1 month, inspiring over 160 souls. I also had a first of a series of 2-day learning experiences to energize the culture in a leading IT company in Bangladesh and it was so energizing to be with such a passionate group. I have written a blog titled ‘The Power of Emotions’ after this event. See the link to this blog further down in this newsletter.
I returned to Sri Lanka on the 28th to spend the final few days with my eldest daughter before she left for the UK. The family went down south and spend a couple of days at ‘Heritance’ one of the best 5 star beach resorts in Sri Lanka. It was great staying at the ‘Sir Cliff Richards’ Suite. It felt great to stay in a suite that this great musician stayed, with his pictures on the wall, listening to his music in the in-room CD player while spending quality time with my beloved family.
What a great way to finish a great month inspiring others to grow while being blessed with great personal growth.
Wish you Excellence